This is the amazing story of our micro preemie, John Craig. He was born on November 30, 2005 at 24 weeks and 5 days gestation. He weighed 1 pound 8 ounces and was 12 inches long. John is a true miracle and an inspiration to all that meet him!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future. Jeremiah 29.11
We interrupt these vacation posts with some breaking news!!!
JOHNBOY IS GETTING HIS MIC-KEY BUTTON REMOVED ON AUGUST 1ST........EXACTLY SEVEN YEARS AFTER HIS SURGERY TO GET IT!!!!!
As most of you know, over the past seven years we've had a love/hate relationship with his feeding pump....
We've spent many sleepless nights checking on him because he'd roll around and get tangled in his tubing (around his neck too.) We've cut holes in countless pairs of PJ's to run the tubing out near his feet. We've had NUMEROUS feeding mishaps including feeds on the walls, ceiling and all over everyone in his path:) We've taken his pump and entire suitcase of feeding supplies to every outing and on every vacation we've ever gone on. We've spent hours upon hours in feeding therapy, BUT we knew it was just a matter of time before he'd overcome this obstacle (even though at times we thought we'd send him to college with his feeding tube.....hoping he wouldn't put beer in. HAHAHA!)
We couldn't be more proud of him and are soooooooo excited to cross off the LAST thing on our list we were told he'd never do.
From John's mouth...."You can do ANYTHING if you try, try, try."
Sooooooooo proud to be his Momma.
Anyone and everyone is invited to our, "Peace Out" pump party. Of course Johnboy will be picking the menu for this joyous celebration.
Our first day of vacation was spent....driving the six hours to the beach with our two crazies, our sweet niece, Ashley and Flat Stanley!!!! When we arrived we quickly unpacked and headed straight to the beach for some fun in the sun.